F. Christiana to retain name and Louisiana operating base

F. Christiana to retain name and Louisiana operating base

Foodservice firm US Foods has agreed to acquire family-owned US broadline food and food-related products distributor F. Christiana for an undisclosed sum.

Under the terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by mid-June, F. Christiana will retain its name and remain in the 70,000 sq ft facility in Marrero, Louisiana, where it conducts business today.

US Foods said F. Christiana has "nearly US$100m in annual sales and serves more than 1,800 independent restaurant, hotel, and independent deli/convenience store customers throughout Louisiana, southern Mississippi and parts of southern Alabama".

Keith Knight, president of US Foods' southern regional unit, said: "When combined with their success in key strategic markets such as New Orleans and Baton Rouge, this acquisition will further enhance our position with new and existing customers in Louisiana." 

F. Christiana general manager Nick Christiana added: "With the size and scale of US Foods, our customers will have increased access to new and innovative products and business solutions to help them continue to grow their businesses profitably."